‘Residual Echo’ of Ancient Humans in Scans May Hold Clues to Mental Disorders

07 Aug 2017

Summary: A new study in Scientific Reports finds evidence from MRI scans suggests Neanderthal derived genetic variations affect how the brains of modern humans work. Findings may shed light on specific deficits seen in ASD and schizophrenia, researchers believe.



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